Afghanistan – Slovene Views

The exhibition is dedicated to Afghanistan and its rich cultural history and legacy, despite the decades of turbulent events that have transformed the country and its people profoundly since they started in the late 1970s. The exhibition features the photographs, mementoes and objects from private collections of over twenty Slovenes who travelled around Afghanistan in the early 1970s, at a time when Afghanistan was still a peaceful, open country, as well as other travellers who got to know the country in the periods after – up until the present day.

Ljubljana November Gourmet

Each weekend of the culinary-inspired November will feature various cuisine- and wine-related events. The first and second weekends in November will be all about the Ljubljana Wine Route, where wines and culinary delights prepared by food and drink establishments from all parts of Slovenia will be presented. The Culinary Festival & Slovenian Wine Festival, traditionally held at Grand Hotel Union, will take place on the third weekend in November. And the highlight will be the final event, on the last weekend in November, with a themed cuisine-inspired programme and some fun side events.

Christmas Market

Every December, the Christmas Fair in Ljubljana’s Old Town becomes the centre of all action and socialising in Ljubljana. In the little, festively decorated stalls, designed especially for the market, visitors can buy a wide variety of assorted products suitable for gifts. The food-and-beverage stalls offering mulled wines, warm tea, liqueurs, as well as sausages, grilled dishes and other kinds of food have been the centre of the "Merry December in the Old Town of Ljubljana" for years. In addition to a multitude of products related to the festive season, the Christmas Market also offers all sorts of interesting and affordable products made by young designers, which are often not available in shops, as well as assorted arts and crafts goods and Slovenian delicacies, such as honey, spirits, and various sweet treats.

Sarah Brightman: Royal Christmas Gala

The world-famous British soprano, Sarah Brightman, will perform alongside the popular band Gregorian and other special guests, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. The Royal Christmas Gala concert will feature traditional Christmas classics and Sarah Brightman's bestselling hits, including Amigos Para Siempre and Time to Say Goodbye, performed by Brightman together with Andrea Bocelli. The concert will feature some spectacular visual effects.